Roslyn Anderson

Choreographer’s assistant

Born in Australia, Roslyn Anderson studied first with Phyllis Danaher, then at the Australian Ballet School, from which she graduated to the Australian Ballet – Artistic Director Dame Peggy van Praag. After 6 years, she joined Nederlands Dans Theater – then directed by Jaap van Flier – as a result of their Australian tour in 1972. She danced until 1986, working with choreographers Jerome Robbins, Glen Tetley, John Butler, Hans van Manen, Louis Falco, Jennifer Muller, Christopher Bruce, Nacho Duato, and of course, Jiří Kylián  – having many works created for her. Since she ended her dancing career in 1986, she has been Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater 1, until the end of 2008. Commencing in 1979, she has been assisting Jiří Kylián, and others on numerous works.

Roslyn Anderson has staged numerous ballets for Kylián all over the world. The companies she has worked with include the following: American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Cullberg Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet du Geneve, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Australian Ballet, National Theatre of Prague, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Compania Nacional de Danza (Madrid), Prague Chamber Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Lyon Opera Ballet, Teatro Nuevo (Torino), Wiener Staatsoper, Hungarian State Opera House, Opera du Rhin (France), Ballet Basel (Switzerland), Singapore Dance Theatre, Bayerischer Staatsballett (Munich), Royal Ballet Covent Garden (London), Norwegian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Finnish National Ballet, Göteborg Ballet (Sweden), Ballet Theatre Munich, Rambert Dance Company, Zurich Opera House, Houston Ballet, Introdans (Arnhem, Holland), Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Baltic Dance Theatre (Baltic Opera, Gdańsk), Polish National Ballet (Warsaw), and many others.

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